Special Collections Digital Imaging Standards


Based on recommendations and standards established by the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States (2004) and University of Kentucky Digital Library Services.
Format
Master Resolution
Master
File Type
Access Resolution
Access Filetype
Bit Depth
Color Calibration Profile
Photographs and graphics
600 dpi
.tiff
300
.jpeg
24 bit
AdobeRGB 1998
Slides, negatives, and transparencies
800-2400 dpi
.tiff
300
.jpeg
24 bit
AdobeRGB 1998
Full-color manuscripts
600 dpi
.tiff
300
.jpeg compressed PDF
24 bit
AdobeRGB 1998
B&W Text
600 dpi
.tiff
300
.jpeg compressed PDF
8 bit
Grayscale 2.2